The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene & Joost Elffers

The 48 Laws of Power

By Robert Greene & Joost Elffers

  • Release Date: 1998-09-01
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
4 Score: 4 (From 1,061 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature.

In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.
Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

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Latest Impressions

  • Would really like to read this again .Talking about a hustler& a go gets it!!!

    By PovDDPEED
  • Unable to open

    By Kynard
    Purchased and now pages won’t turn and I’m only able to see the cover
  • Narcissistic but a great book

    By Pincone 1999
    If you don’t give a hoot about anything but your success, this is your book . Robert Greene is your homeboy
  • Life changing

    By Vanessa from Philly
    This book is touching bases on every aspect of my 33 yrs of living! It’s giving me the answers and point of view I’ve been craving! I’m a mother of six and this book had definitely a game changer
  • Powerful

    By Godoy,E
    Very powerful book. Grasp the knowledge and apply it to your everyday life and begin to see a change. Take a time to reflect on your past and present events and you can be able to plan for the most successful future.
  • Great book.

    By jgerlein
    I loved it.
  • Amazing

    By jee show
    Read this to learn more about the world around you and how to interact with your fellow humans. Even if you do not always use the laws of power it is important to know them because someone will use them on you.
  • Awful.

    By angelwrestler
    The last thing we need in this world is a manual on being dishonest and selfish. I suggest trying to be a human being instead.
  • Excellent

    By PicklesLocal
    I think you’ll only like or agree with this book if you think a certain way. If you think that certain way, you’ll know it.
  • A book that makes you think

    By AnthonyG88
    There is a lot of valuable information in this book that makes you pause and think a lot. Using multiple examples throughout history keeps it interesting and better illustrates points made.